With halloween rapidly approaching, decorations are being thrown about the house. However, a decorated house is not complete without garland, and you most certainly need something to complement those jack-o-lanterns! Why not try your hands at crafting these simple and easy pumpkin garland for your delightful abode?

  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • 1 Sheet of Printer Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher
  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Tape
  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • String or Twine

Step 1: The Template

I first made a template from which I could trace the shape onto my orange paper later. On your printer paper, draw a dot in the center. Using your compass, put the needle on the dot you have drawn and create a large circle that fits on the paper. With your compass on the 1/2 inch setting, draw a smaller circle about the dot. Next, you will be drawing 4 oval-like shapes around the smaller circle. Put your needle somewhere in the large circle, and draw a line from the small circle to the edge of the large circle. Place the needle on the intersection of the line and the edge of the large circle and make another curved line from the edge of the small circle to that of the large circle. Basically repeat these steps to form 4 ovals about the small circle. This is where geometry pays off! 

At the tip of each oval, draw a small rectangle. Make each rectangle large enough to have a hole punched in the middle. (You will punch holes later).

Cut out your flower template carefully. Ignore the large circle--this was just a basis for forming the ovals. Make sure your template works by picking up the edges of the ovals and holding them together to make a geometric shape.
Great IDea!
Haha this is cool! Great work!

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